Master of Business Administration

The Degree

The MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree provides a well-rounded business education that will help you advance your career.  Our students find professional development and learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.  The MBA lecture, financial markets seminar, international field experiences, and field-based learning projects allow students to translate classroom lessons into business solutions.

"The Winthrop University academic and practical experiences remain a strong asset to students after graduation."

Our Graduates

Our MBA alumni find success in a wide variety of fields: corporate finance, banking, sales, marketing, law, non-profit management, education, consulting, general management, entrepreneurship, and many others.

"The MBA gave me an advantage in job seeking — opening up more possibilities; and I was able to find a job faster than those who only had a B.S. degree."

Some of the more common employers of MBA graduates include:
Bank of America
Carolinas Healthcare System
Continental Tire North America
Wells Fargo

Program Requirements

The MBA is a program of 36 semester hours of required graduate courses. The curriculum includes the MBA core of 27 hours and 9 hours of elective courses which can be customized. Up to 4 hours of prerequisites may be required, depending upon the individual student's preparation.

The MBA program is also available in an online format. Visit the online MBA program page for more information.

MGMT 680:  Organizational Leadership & Communications (3 hours)
QMTH 680:  Statistical Methods and Business Research (1.5 hours)
MGMT 681
:  Business and Society (1.5 hours)
ACCT 680:   Accounting for Managers (3 hours)
FINC 680:    Financial Policy Management (3 hours)
MKTG 680:  Marketing Management (3 hours)
MGMT 682: Organizational Behavior/Development (3 hours)
MGMT 683
: Sustainable Operations (3 hours)
ECON 680: Managerial Economics (3 hours)
MGMT 684: Strategic and International Issues in Management (3 hours)
Electives (9 hours): 500 and 600 level approved electives (3 hours must be 600 level)

For more details about the campus program, visit the Graduate Studies MBA program page.
For more details about the online program, visit our online MBA page.
For the online MBA program requirements, visit our curriculum page.


Total of 4 Hours (1 credit hour per course)

Accounting 670: Principles of Accounting
Economics 670: Principles of Economics
Finance 670: Principles of Finance
Computer Science 670: Principles of Information Systems
*may be fulfilled by undergraduate waiver (degree within 3 years)

Students must have a grade of C- or better in each of the program prerequisite courses